Former Major League Star Jon Lieber Joins This Week’s Sports Talk


DAPHNE, Ala. – Sports fans, set your online-viewing alerts to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the next edition of the United States Sports Academy’s Sports Talk program.

With only 19 days left until the first pitch of the 2016 season, former Major League Star Jon Lieber joins the Sports Talk program. This week, Sports Talk moderator Dr. Steve Butler welcomes Dr. Bret Simmermacher, Dr. Fred Cromartie, and Ms. Sara Weber to the show, where they will discuss baseball with the former 20-game winner. To view the program live, visit the Academy’s Google Plus page at

Sports Talk features commentary on a wide range of current events in the sporting world, usually in a panel-discussion forum with Butler, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Academy, serving as moderator.

In addition to being available live, the program will be available for viewing afterwards at the Academy’s YouTube site at

The United States Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit, regionally accredited, special mission Sports University created to serve the nation and world with programs in instruction, research, and service. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women for careers in the profession of sports. For more information about the Academy, call 251-626-3303 or visit